In the past, I have paid £1000+vat a year for hosting to feed by hosting addiction. This has whittled down in price over the years and now I’m paying just £42 inc vat!
Choosing the host type
- Virtual Private Server (VPS)
- Dedicated Server
- Cloud VPS
- Run on your home kit from your home broadband connection
Some good value providers in the UK are 123-reg.co.uk and UK2.net I’ve been with both of them and had a few annoyances (switching my server off | Selling me hosting that was supposed to be maintained, but wasn’t | Me asking them to reboot the host and them saying that it wasn’t where is was supposed to be. Me asking again… them saying it’s still not there and closing the call) over the years, but in all-in-all they’re worth the money.
However, this has become an absolute no-brainer very recently… My new provider charge just £3.50 a month for SSD based VPS (mine feels super fast!) www.vps.net
I have used a reseller account in the past and this had all sorts of features like a system for your users to manage their own accounts and resell too. It all seemed a bit messy to me and eventually I’ve gone for managing it all myself with a few custom written scripts that do things perfectly.
I’ll expand this section as and when.